The Deben 400 is a rowing skiff inspired by the Cornish Flashboatsâthey were 18â or more in length and used around Fowey for river transport. This version is just under 13â long and for single recreational rowing.
She has a narrow flat bottom panel and 3 side panels with a fairly narrow WL beam and slack bilges for minimum wetted surface area. Construction is simple stitch and tape and 4, 5 or 6mm ply may be used.
Deben 400 Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||1' 3 1/2"||0.39m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||60 lbs||27 kg|
|Hull Shape||Narrow flat bottom plank plus 3 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Major plywood requirements for hull||4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm exterior or marine plywood|
|Guidance Use||Designed for single adult but will take 2 with more seats|
|Drawing/Design Package||3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets|